In January 1920, William Craik of Dalkeith, then ‘Scotland’s oldest clockmaker’ died.
He advertised: “as a practical man W.C. would particularly recommend these American watches to those working men requiring a strong, useful and good timekeeping watch . . .”
At an auction William Craik came across am Excise Permit granted by Rabbie Burns in November 1792:
After his death his clockmaking tools and materials were sold: